Our hair tutorial this week features an easy rope braid / twist braid variation. We originally filmed this style a couple of months ago for our back-so-school hairstyle series... but just didn't get around to posting it until now. This unique looking side braid is a perfect hairstyle for school, as it is fairly quick, and can be created with wet or dry hair. "The Princess" has made this braid a few times on herself and finds it quite easy and fun. I would say this is a good DIY hairstyle to try, even for beginners.
As the weather is getting colder, we also thought this would be an adorable hairstyle to wear under a hat or beanie... something cute and different (rather than a standard braid) to go with your fall fashion.
This braid could also be pinned up into a bun or updo. which creates a gorgeous pattern that looks quite intricate when it is wrapped up.
Mosaic Twist Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
Depending on how you want your braid to look, you can create many small rope braids as your 3rd strand, or just a few larger ones like we did. Also, you can choose to stretch out the edges of your braid for a thicker/messier look, or leave it "as is" for more of a polished finish.
Supplies needed to create this braid:
- Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the ends of your braids while you are working.
- 1 medium size clear elastic or hair tie for the bottom of your finished braid.
- Gel, pomade, or water to help control flyaways (optional.)
- Finishing hairspray (optional.)